simplejones

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  1. simplejones

    New Thread - hygiene alternatives

    i thought it was windex. i learned that from 'my big fat greek wedding'
  2. use safety razors for shaving with those old fashioned double safety blades. really sharp thin blades. have a 10 pack($2) from Walmart in my BOB. got the handle on ebay for $20. good blades, cuts good, lasts a while(for me about 5 good full face shaves)
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    best way to pack fishing line

    and i use preset sizes that way i unspool the line and hook, clip it on a leader line and set the line in the water done
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    best way to pack fishing line

    i use braided line and sewing machine bobbins
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    Popcan Stove

    there are good instructions on zenstoves.net
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    Skill VS Gear

    for me its 3+parts skill 1 part gear. every gear has 3 or more functions to supplement my survival. the more you know how to use your gear, the less gear you need.
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    Edc, ghb/bob

    i have really been looking at the kabar kukri machete, being a fan of kabars. any knowledge about it?
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    Edc, ghb/bob

    good idea but e-shovel is not strong enough for batoning, and i have thought of making a hoe like scoop and somehow attach it to the hatchet, dont want to weld it tho. the alcohol stove is for when im on a jobsite. but i normally just set the mess kit on the fire itself. i have considered a needle for the paracord guts to use for repairs. havent gotten one tho. the ones i have are for standard thread
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    Edc, ghb/bob

    lol thanks for the catch, edited it.
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    Edc, ghb/bob

    yes fire 4 ways so far, flint and knife, bic lighter(used for lighting alky stove), bow drill using paracord and stick with split piece of wood using a hatchet and divot holes with a knife, and friction fire using split wood with a hatchet and thick branch cut up again with a hatchet. wire saw is useless for me after 3 days of good use therefore the hatchet which is good just about forever using a smooth stone to sharpen. yes i need to pocket knife just in case i need to drop the GHB/BOB and run, and hatchet is also good for making natural shelter, weapons, etc etc. yes/no to education, with out any tools your're almost screwed, having tools without education you're screwed. and i practice by going BOB camping. pen is useless to me. light sticks only last a few hours, i use my flashlight everyday and have back up batts to last me hours. i have to consider the fact that i travel between 10mi to 120 mi from home so if my fam is home and i need to get home i need to consider what it would take to get 120 mi.therefore my slightly weighty stuff. thats whats important to me.
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    Edc, ghb/bob

    yes you're right im not done. this is my list until i have more funding. the first thing so far is to upgrade my survival knife, expand my first aid, and get a sleep gear. but right now with my pack geared more toward GHB rather than a BOB, which was my goal to start, will add on more things to become more of a BOB later on, now i need to focus on my home stockpile and home defenses (not involving firearms since i dont have one yet) since i have a wife with some health issues which would make it very difficult to bug out quickly and doesnt do well with extreme changes, and a little girl(16 months as of feb 1st). so if the worst comes we're buggin in until our lives are on the line.
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    Make your own stove

    zenstoves.net good instructions and diff types of alcohol stoves
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    Where can I find nalgene lids for sale

    target sells 3 in 1 pack of 3 diff lids
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    Edc, ghb/bob

    my kit i designed for me alone in mind for simple, mobility and speed, i do have additional bags for my wife & daughter and will add what i need to add to mine if they are with me. i know alot would say that a military looking pack is not a good idea. but it works for me with the modularity, size and fit. i do not posses any firearms at the time but do have plans for a glock 19 and socom M1A. i will try to post pictures soon of the contents. EDC- keys+whistle cell+wallet in C4 surefire 6p app trail pocket knife multitool survival bracelet raincoat w/ fleece lining(weatherwise) GHB/BOB-camelbak motherlode -food -swedish mess kit & light my fire spork -alcohol stove w/ fuel(stored inside mess kit) -food(2 times a day for 7 days) -hydration -katadyn hiker water filter -omega 100oz bladder(part of pack) -fire -bic lighter -flint -shelter -silnylon tarp with lashings -light -cr123 batts(12) -nav -map and compass** -mirror -tools/utility -flush, gauze, tape, sutures, scapel -painkillers, sm bottle alcohol, quikclot -2X10' paracord -1X50' paracord -CRKT full size folder -duct tape(on old hotel card) -e-shovel -hone -clothes -cotton/polyster zipoff pants & t-shirt(ziploc) -socks(2)(ziploc) -badana **-will transfer to EDC when GHB/BOB is being used winter gear -blk cotton gloves -wool finger stub gloves with mitten pullovers &fleece lined -lg blk cotton watch cap -skull cap -long johns -knee high gaiters in event that im away from home i also have a 6 gal container of water in the car.
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    How much food is in your bag?

    i carry enough for 2/day for 7 days and 2 more weeks of 2/d 4 7d in a bucket at home. i added protien powder like those for weightlifters to the food